By Joseph Fell
Jean Paul Sartre's concept of emotion rests on a concept of motivation which departs from the normal view that emotions, feelings, and passions are "passive" reviews. Sartre claims that the emotional reaction is an act, a "chosen" reaction trying to remodel occasions that aren't resolvable by means of traditional pragmatic capability. Joseph P. Fell's award-winning examine analyzes the inner coherence and empirical adequacy of Sartre's thought to examine the level to which Sartre's conceptual suggestions are justified.
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32 For Rorty, [t]he liberal society is one whose ideals can be fulfilled by persuasion rather than force, by reform rather than by revolution, by the free and open encounters of present linguistic and other practices with suggestions for new practices. But this is to say that an ideal liberal society is one which has no purpose except freedom, no goal except a willingness to see how such encounters go and to abide by the outcome. It has no purpose except to make life easier for poets and revolutionaries while seeing to it that they make life harder for others only by words, and not deeds.
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Emotion in the Thought of Sartre by Joseph Fell